Nina is my featured adoptable pet this week for No Tail Left Behind!
Nina was sent to Operation Education from a veterinary specialist. In January, she got hit by a car and had severely broken her leg. Her family took her to the vet to have her put down, but the vet knew she was worth saving. With several unexpected problems in her leg’s healing process, it took months for her leg to heal, but she’s now healthy and happy.
Nina’s story from Operation Education:
Nina was hit by car in January and, with a severely broken leg, was left by her family at a vet to be euthanized. Fortunately, that vet reached out to us and we took Nina to Nashville Veterinary Specialist to have surgery on her leg. For most dogs with a broken leg, surgery would mark the end of the hard part but sweet Nina wasn’t so lucky.
After the surgery, Nina’s leg was having a very hard time healing. The plates and screws used to piece her bone back together were irritating, slowing the healing process and causing Nina to gnaw at the wound. This was the beginning her MRSA infection (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus). MRSA is a contagious, antibiotic resistant staph infection that is time and financially intensive to treat.
After months of treatment and cone wearing, Nina’s bone had finally healed. The screws were still irritating her so it was decided to have a second surgery to remove the plate and screws. This seemed to be the final fix she was needing as her healing was going well. Unfortunately, not long after her surgery, she started not quite being herself and began favoring her previously injured leg again. Blood work revealed that our poor Nina now has a bone infection.
We are happy to say that she’s responding well to the antibiotics for the bone infection and we’re very hopeful that we’ll be able to save her leg.
Your support and donations will help animals in need like Nina. This Christmas, if you’d like to contribute, contact my friends at Operation Education Animal Rescue in Murfreesboro.